Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Open Minds Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Open Minds Australia
  • Open Minds
  • Wattle League Foundation
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
General activities
Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
At Open Minds, it is our charitable purpose to focus on the individual needs of each person we support. We are dedicated to enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of our community to ensure our clients live a better day, a better week and a better life. This year, Open Minds made three binding commitments to the community;1.Enhance the mental health, wellbeing and safety of all the clients we support.2.Continually reflect on our practice and be accountable for our actions.3.Work in accordance with the values, purpose, principles and policies of Open Minds.Our practice continually reflects our comprehensive Recovery Enhancement Framework in which all staff are currently trained. Our clients are at the centre of what we do. We constantly strive to ensure we listen and respond to our clients and deliver our services to the greatest of our ability. Ensuring that our clients, their families and carers have a voice has been another key focus this year. The position of Family and Carer Coordinator has been given the responsibility to develop the Client, Family and Carer Engagement Framework in order to strengthen the advisory committee. This provides us with a robust consultative process, whilst enhancing two way communications.As a part of our quality improvement program, we have undertaken a complete review of the Acquired Brain Injury service in order to develop and implement a more dynamic service delivery. The improved model better suits the individual needs of our clients and their carers during the recovery journey. Behind the scenes we continue to improve our systems. In the first half of 2014, Open Minds successfully undertook three comprehensive quality audits against the Human Services Standards, the National Mental Health Standards and the ISO9001. Once again, Open Minds co-ordinated Mental Health Week in Queensland and organised the Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. With the theme MIND-CLICKS, we reached a 140% growth in attendees and a 30% growth in nominations. Our focus on youth has continued with the establishment of headspace Redcliffe in January 2014, and the Taringa centre in December 2014. These headspace centres provide clinical support and information and advice for people aged 12-25, substantiating Open Minds commitment to providing support to those in the community who are most vulnerable. Annual report: Minds relationship with our funding bodies has been strengthened during the year, especially with key funders; Queensland Health, the Queensland Department of Communities and Child Safety and Disability Services. Strong partnerships have also been forged with client advocates including Public Guardian and the Community Visitors Program. We have also put in a Memorandum of Understanding with a number of housing providers including Brisbane Housing Company, BRIC and Coast 2 Bay Housing.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Women
  • Men
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Adults – 25 to under 60
  • People with disabilities
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • Unemployed persons

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 138
  • Part time employees: 88
  • Casual employees: 59
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to.
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2014 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C All other revenue
D Total revenue (a+b+c)
E Other income
F Total gross income (d+e)
G Employee expenses
H Interest
I Grants and donations made for use in Australia
J Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
K All other expenses
L Total expenses (g+h+i+j+k)
M Net surplus/deficit (l-f)

Balance Sheet extract

N Total current assets
O Non-current loans
P Other non-current assets
Q Total non-current assets (o+p)
R Total assets (n+q)
S Total current liabilities
T Non-current loans
U Other non-current liabilities
V Total non-current liabilities (t+u)
W Total liabilities (s+v)
X Net assets/liabilities (r-w)